Political Science and Business Administration, BS

The combined major in political science and business administration offers students the opportunity to integrate the study of politics and government with an analysis of business practices and organizations. Students complete core courses in political science along with core courses in business administration that cover accounting, finance, marketing, and organizational behavior. This combined major highlights the important intersection between business practices and the evolution of politics and government. 

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Experiential Liberal Arts

All undergraduate students in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities are required to complete the Experiential Liberal Arts Requirement.

Political Science Requirements

Introduction to College
POLS 1000Political Science at Northeastern1
or BUSN 1102 Personal Skill Development for Business
Poltical Science Requirements
POLS 1150American Government4
POLS 1155Comparative Politics4
POLS 1160International Relations4
Political Theory
Complete one of the following:4
American Political Thought
Ancient Philosophy and Political Thought
Modern Political Thought
Contemporary Political Thought
Political Science Restricted Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Public Policy and Administration
Budgeting and Taxation
Business and Government
Urban Policies and Politics
International Political Economy
Politics of Developing Nations
Statistics
POLS 2400Quantitative Techniques4
or MGSC 2301 Business Statistics
Political Science Electives
Complete two courses in the following range, or complete a political science concentration as outlined below:8
POLS 3300 to POLS 5999

Political Science Concentrations (Optional)

If you are working toward one of the following concentrations, declare it with your advisor so that it may be added to your record. Requirements for the concentrations are listed below.

Business Requirements

Accounting
ACCT 1201Financial Accounting and Reporting4
ACCT 2301Managerial Accounting4
Finance
FINA 2201Financial Management4
Marketing
MKTG 2201Introduction to Marketing4
Organizational Behavior
ORGB 3201Organizational Behavior4

Business Concentration

Complete one of the following business concentrations. Requirements for the concentrations are listed below.

Supporting Courses

Mathematics
MATH 1231Calculus for Business and Economics4
or MATH 1341 Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering
Economics
ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
or ECON 1116 Principles of Microeconomics
Computer Science
CS 1100Computer Science and Its Applications4
Co-op Preparation
BUSN 1103Professional Development for Business Co-op1
or EESH 2000 Professional Development for Co-op

Integrative Requirement

Senior Capstone
POLS 4701Political Science Senior Capstone4
or STRT 4501 Strategy in Action
The following course is fulfilled through the political science requirement:

Business Cooperative Education Requirement

Complete one six-month co-op experience.

Political Science GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all political science courses

Business GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in business courses

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required


Business Concentrations

Concentration in Accounting 

Required Courses
ACCT 3401Financial Reporting and Analysis 14
ACCT 4501Financial Reporting and Analysis 24
Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Accounting Information Systems
Strategic Cost Analysis for Decision Making
Auditing and Other Assurance Services
Income Tax Determination and Planning

 

Concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Note: The following courses do not count toward this concentration:
The Entrepreneurial Universe
Business Economic History of South Africa
ENTR 3318
ENTR 3328
Field Research in Sustainable Energy in Iceland
ENTR 3346
Management Consulting Abroad
Development Practice and Global Citizenship in India
Introductory Course
ENTR 2301Innovation!4
or ENTR 2303 Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling
Capstone Course
Complete one of the following:4
Business Planning for Technology Ventures
Business Planning for Small and Medium Enterprises
Entrepreneurial Growth Strategy for Technology Ventures
Advanced Studies in Social Enterprise
Electives
Note: Only one non-ENTR course may be used as an elective.
Complete two of the following:8
Global Social Enterprise
Understanding Family Enterprise
Social Responsibility of Business in an Age of Inequality
Innovation! (if not used as introductory course)
Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling (if not used for introductory course)
Innovation for Social Change
Global Family Business Leadership
International Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consulting
Entrepreneurial Strategy and Business Model Design
Global Entrepreneurship
Lean Design and Development for Entrepreneurs
Management of Operations and Growth in Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Managing Operations in a Technology-Based Startup Firm
Impact Investing and Social Finance
Corporate Entrepreneurship through Global Growth, Acquisitions, and Alliances
Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development in India
Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation Valuation, and Private Equity
Negotiating in Business

 

Concentration in Finance

Required Course
FINA 3301Corporate Finance4
or FINA 3303 Investments
Electives
Complete three of the following:12
Impact Investing and Social Finance
Sustainability in the Business Environment
Corporate Finance (if not selected as a required course)
Investments (if not selected as a required course)
Portfolio Management
Behavioral Finance
Working Capital Management
Issues in Corporate Governance
International Financial Management
Valuation and Value Creation
Personal Financial Planning
Mergers and Acquisitions
Financial Risk Management
Investment Banking
Real Estate Finance
Credit Analysis
Core Topics in Alternative Investments
Special Topics in Finance
Turnaround Management
Fixed-Income Securities
Advanced Financial Strategy
Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation Valuation, and Private Equity

 

Concentration in Management

Required Course
MGMT 4501Skills for Managerial Success4
Electives
Note: Only one non-MGMT course may be used as an elective.
Complete three of the following:12
Negotiating in Business
Managing Organizational Change and Disruption
Developing Leaders for Global Sustainability
Managing Healthcare Organizations: Critical Challenges and New Approaches
Managing a Diverse Workforce
Law and the Legal Process
Managing Human Capital
Managing Global Teams Virtually and Locally
Project Management
The Management Practices of Great Organizations
Human Resources and Workforce Analytics
Understanding Family Enterprise
Social Responsibility of Business in an Age of Inequality
Corporate Entrepreneurship through Global Growth, Acquisitions, and Alliances

 

Concentration in Management Information Systems

Required Courses
MISM 3403Data Management in the Enterprise4
MISM 4501Business Systems Integration4
Electives
Note: Only one non-MISM course may be used as an elective.
Complete two of the following:8
Fundamentals of Information Analytics
Information Resource Management
Data Communications
Introduction to Web Design, Practices, and Standards
Information Visualization for Business
Data Mining for Business
Digital Marketing
Global Supply Chain Strategy
Sourcing and Procurement
Supply Chain Analytics

 

Concentration in Marketing

Required Courses
MKTG 3401Marketing Research4
MKTG 3301Marketing Management4
or MKTG 4506 Consumer Behavior
Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Marketing and Society
Marketing Management (if not selected as a required course)
Marketing Analytics
Marketing in Asia
Sales Management
Marketing in the Service Sector
Advertising and Brand Promotion
Consumer Behavior (if not selected as a required course)
Digital Marketing
New Product Development
International Marketing

 

Concentration in Supply Chain Management

Required Courses
SCHM 3301Global Supply Chain Strategy4
SCHM 3305Sourcing and Procurement4
SCHM 3310Logistics and Transportation Management4
Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Supply Chain Analytics
Demand Planning and Forecasting
Sustainability and Supply Chain Management
Advanced Problems in Supply Chain Management

Political Science Concentrations (Optional)

Concentration in American Political Institutions

Complete four of the following:16
State and Local Politics
The U.S. Congress
Judicial Process and Behavior
The American Presidency
Public Policy and Administration
Public Opinion, Voting, and Elections

 

Concentration in Identity, Culture, and Politics 

Core Course
POLS 3418Nationalism4
Electives
Complete three of the following:12
Politics of Poverty
Music and Politics in America and Abroad
Religion and Politics
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Public Policy
Law and Society

 

Concentration in Law and Legal Studies

Complete four of the following:16
American Political Thought
The U.S. Congress
Judicial Process and Behavior
Law and Society
International Law
U.S. Constitutional Law
U.S. Civil Liberties